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Apparently there are a million fixtures out there (A cabin-building update)


October 22, 2014 by Terumi

clouds hanging in the moutnains

I think that I’ve reached the point in the cabin project where I wish it was more like buying a …
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The best thing I acquired while shopping before a Monday


October 20, 2014 by Terumi

getting nasal spray flu vaccine

Oh, I am shopping today, don’t you worry.  I do need some dresses for all the winter festivities coming up …
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When one door closes, another one opens with chocolate on top (on visiting Hotcakes in Seattle)


October 17, 2014 by Terumi

s'more hotcake

I’ve been dreaming about eating at the Fat Hen for a while now.  It is really close to a shop …
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Sorry to be corny but there’s something a-maze-ing at The Farm at Swan’s Trail (near Seattle, Wa)


October 16, 2014 by Terumi

children in the corn

Last year we went to the Farm at Swan’s trail because I saw it in my instagram feed and it …
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The only time I don’t care about seeing Christmas in October: makeup advent calendars. *swoon*


October 14, 2014 by Terumi

benefit advent calendar

So it’s taking me all my willpower not to buy this today, but I haven’t cleaned out my makeup drawer …
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A heart too full to shop on a monday even though the house is empty


October 13, 2014 by Terumi


Well it’s not entirely empty.  Some mornings start well into the night when a little one gets a fever and …
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A cabin-building update as we race to beat the snow


October 9, 2014 by Terumi

keechelus lake

If you’ve been following our cabin-building project it’s been quite a fun project and our whole family has been enjoying …
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Because a yellow crayon went through the dryer and I have to buy new clothes on a Monday


October 6, 2014 by Terumi

flowers at seattle center

Oh Monday.  You roll around so quickly after a weekend full of spectacular sun and lovely adventures.  When have we …
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A loaf of bread I often think about from Iceland (Bergsson Mathis, Reykjavik, Iceland)


October 3, 2014 by Terumi


The other day I bought a loaf of my favorite Seattle bread, a dense and delicious potato loaf at Dahlia …
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A super dark tunnel and a cabin building update


October 1, 2014 by Terumi


Living with boys is not as horrible as I might have imagined if you told me as a high schooler …
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My five favorite coffee shops if I were sipping coffee not shopping on a Monday


September 29, 2014 by Terumi

coffee made by my hubby

Happy National Coffee Day.  I still may sneak out and try a new coffee shop in honor of the day, …
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Getting away from it all with our family on the Olympic Peninsula (Kalaloch Lodge, Washington)


September 26, 2014 by Terumi

A fall Family getaway to the Olympic Peninsula

Every September, the whirlwind of real life catches us up to us after dreamy, long summer days playing at the …
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Sometimes we celebrate


September 25, 2014 by Terumi

cake made by kids

Making cake is just an excuse for us to eat sugar soccer balls for breakfast. Because the best thing after …
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Sweater shopping for a sweeter Monday


September 22, 2014 by Terumi

spectacular morning at Ruby Beach

Apparently it’s sweet week in Seattle which isn’t the worst news in the world.  Oh dear.  Do we HAVE to …
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The Britannia mining museum and a bakery that is worth a long drive


September 17, 2014 by Terumi

panning for gold

I can’t deny that most trips we go on as a family are triggered by a bakery, store or a …
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Eyes to the sun shopping for snow on a Monday


September 16, 2014 by Terumi

wheelhouse coffee in seattle

Was there sun in your eyes this Monday? It seriously still feels like summer here in Seattle and after a …
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Island living and our best summer memories (Valdes Island, British Columbia)


September 12, 2014 by Terumi

my little boy paddling his own boat

Do you ever wonder how your life would be completely different if you didn’t meet certain people? I know without …
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Today’s almost late Wednesday is brought to you by this pie.


September 10, 2014 by Terumi

cheesecake in the oven

We are 5 days in and we’re getting used to the school routine, but sometimes I forget we don’t have …
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Solo coffee Monday shopping sans enfants and dreaming of Vancouver


September 8, 2014 by Terumi

solo coffee

Oh wow, it happened again.  I got to drop the kids off at school and then they just waved, went …
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Getting stuck in a Whistler Gondola and Finding my youth on the River of Golden Dreams


September 7, 2014 by Terumi

whistler with kids

Oh Whistler.  You are always a bundle of fun every time we visit, but I think this summer was the …
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